A web of intrigue and lies.
A woman about to lose her heart.
I am delighted to announce that ‘Angel Heart’ will be published on Friday 19th October 2012 by MuseItUp Publishing.
Marie-Ange, the young widow of an English officer, accepts an inheritance in
only to find that everything in Beauregard is not as it seems. Why is the sinister Malleval so obsessed with her family? And could her darling Christopher still be alive? Marie-Ange finds herself trapped in a dangerous web of lies, intrigue, and mystical possession, and the only person to whom she can turn for help is Capitaine Hugo Saintclair. Yet the enigmatic Hugo represents a danger of a different kind … France
Angel Heart is a lavish mix of romance, adventure, and a hint of the supernatural, largely set in
France against the turbulent background of Napoleon’s return from Elba.
Here is a mini-excerpt from the beginning of the book.
The cutter was sailing too close to the cliffs, heading straight for the Devil's Tooth. Marie-Ange's cloak billowed in the blustery wind, the hood blew back and her hair swirled like a golden veil around her. From the cliff top, she watched the small French ship dancing wildly on the waves, its tricolour and white ensigns flapping at the top of the mast. If it carried on its course the ship would be ripped open by the reef… She unfastened her cloak, pulled her black shawl from her shoulders, and waved it above her head in the direction of the Devil's Tooth.
Damn this ship. Damn this weather. And damn Malleval. Hugo Saintclair clapped his hands together a few times and blew on them to keep them warm. Around him, the crew shouted orders and heaved on ropes in order to switch sails and change course before they hit the rocks. The Angel warned them, the sailors said, heaven was on their side. Shaking his head with impatience, he listened to their nonsensical chatter. Angels didn't exist, but the woman who waved at them from the cliff top had saved them from a certain death.
‘Angel Heart’ is available to pre-order at a special 20% discount. Just click here!